Monday, January 15, 2007

Cooking for others - a new baby!

Special-K's baby arrived early! He weighed in at 5 pounds, and came 5 weeks early (last Saturday). His mum is all fine, but was a bit teary at having to leave her new baby behind in the hospital. Our big cooking plan was a bit behind schedule! So on Sunday, we did a big cook up. And because my parents are here visiting as well, they got press-ganged into the production line!
We were going for simple, nutritious, freezable vegetarian food. And this is what we ended up with:
Spicy mixed-lentil dhal in the slow cooker
Baked pumpkin risotto in the oven
Tex-Mex pasta with black beans
Vegie-tomato pasta sauce.

The chopping took much longer than anything else - but with my mum wielding the big chopping knife, it was all over in around two hours. The dhal was definitely my favourite, but also the most labour intensive. We put them all into single serve glad containers (the ones you can wash or throw away) and threw them in the freezer. Then we gave Mr Special-K half of everything. He was very excited (as well as exhausted).
Oh I should add, Baby-K is all healthy, just early, and will be allowed out when he figures out what the sucking thing is all about.

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